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Anastasia
Larnaca, Cyprus
Former English and French teacher and now in retirement.
Interests: classical music, walking, reading, Christmas, Greece, travel, cooking, chess, poetry, literature, swiss fondu, fine dining,wines,Geneva, Switzerland, writing eating,Protaras,swimming,teaching,blogging,writing,jogging
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Anastasia has shared their blog Anastasia
Oct 25, 2018
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Despite the drop in temperature, we are still having warm sunny days and wondering whether Autumn will eventually come our way. While our beaches are still packed with tourists enjoying summer in October, I wish I could feel the crisp autumnal air and hear the crunch and rustle of leaves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Anastasia
Great shots! You're such a talented photographer, Kofla. Photography is such a creative outlet and you are creating art!
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DAY 5 - July 10 - Sifnos Sifnos is yet another magical island in the Cyclades. It's just a 45-minute boat trip from Serifos, so we decided to spend the whole day on Sifnos. Sifnos is a mountainous island with hills and pretty valleys. It covers an area of 74... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Anastasia
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DAY 2 - July 7 - Serifos Our arrival on the island of Serifos was.... adventurous! Upon arrival at Piraeus Port, we were told that our boat was delayed. Finally we sailed off on a different boat with a two-hour delay. We arrived in Serifos at 8:30 pm. The hotel's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Anastasia
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The islands of the Cyclades lie leisurely in the middle of the Aegean Sea southeast of Athens. They consist of 2200 islands, islets, rocks but only 33 of them are inhabited. They belong to the prefecture of Syros with Ermoupolis as their capital city and look like music variations on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Anastasia
Wow! What a great ride that was! By the way, taxi drivers are pretty much the same here in this tiny part of the world!
Anastasia added a favorite at NINJA ZX-14 MotoVlog
Jun 10, 2018
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One of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus is located in the southern foothills of the Troodos Mountains. At an altitude of 900 metres, Omodos is in the centre of the famous wine making region of the country and is only a 30 minute drive from Limassol and a 75... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Anastasia
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When I first visited Chios in August 2013, I fell in love with its intoxicating fragrances. It is the island of orchards and orange groves, of mastic and jasmine. Mastic and jasmine are in the air as you walk along the pebbled courtyards of this noble island with its gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Anastasia
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This is the largest monastery in Cyprus and is also known as The Monastery of Archangel Michael to whom it is dedicated. Alkis and I visited it for the second time last month. It stands on the road leading from Nicosia to Troodos and it's only a short drive from... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at Anastasia
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Trahanas is known all over Cyprus as well as in many parts of Greece. It is a delicious and nutritional food, probably the world's healthiest fast food. It is soup with cracked wheat kneaded in soured milk. Let's see how this traditional food is prepared. After the wheat is thoroughly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Anastasia
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The village of Pedoulas lies leisurely in Marathasa Valley at about 1200 metres above sea level, on the northern flanks of Troodos Mountain Range. The village counts 130 inhabitants as most young people fled to the city. Alkis and I went for an Easter holiday in Pedoulas and had such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Anastasia
I must have mispelt it. I'm sure you will enjoy your trip.
I love Harrison Ford! I've seen the Fugitive 3 times and I think the dam is Cheoa Dam in North Carolina. Enjoy your ride!
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DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love, was born on the island of Cyprus and rose from the foam of the waves at Petra tou Romiou – the Greek's Rock also known as Aphrodite's Rock. This is where Alkis... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Anastasia
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Meat balls with ouzo is an appetizer or meze. In Greece and Cyprus, it is served with a glass of ouzo just to whet the appetite as you will certainly help yourselves to more than one and this will prepare the palate for the Greek main course - let's say... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Anastasia
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Alkis and I welcomed 2018 in the picturesque city of Paphos, which is situated on the western coast of Cyprus at about 150 km from Larnaca. We set off in high spirits on New Year's Eve after having done some last-minute shopping. On our way, we stopped at Pissouri Village... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Anastasia
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Ayia Napa lies leisurely at about 50 km east of Larnaca and is a popular summer resort , noted for its great sandy beaches and night life. So planning a Christmas holiday there was quite risky. Yet Alkis and I booked our Christmas holiday there last Christmas and had such... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Anastasia
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When I was a child, people in Cyprus celebrated Christmas quite differently from the way they celebrate today. In my family, just like in most Cypriot families, we'd put up our tree on Christmas Eve. Soon after lunch, on December 24, Dad would bring THE Christmas Tree - a pine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Anastasia
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Scroll down for English Υλικά (για 8 – 10 άτομα) 4 φιλετάκια χοιρινά (ψαρονέφρι), σύνολο 1 ½ κιλά 4 κουταλιές βαλσάμικο ξίδι ¼ φλιτζάνι ελαιόλαδο 4 σκελίδες σκόρδο Τα φυλλαράκια από 2 κλωναράκια δεντρολίβανο 2 κουταλιές ξεφυλλισμένο φρέσκο θυμάρι 1 κουταλιά χοντρό, θαλασσινό αλάτι μαύρο πιπέρι Εκτέλεση Προθερμαίνετε το φούρνο... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Anastasia
Anastasia added a favorite at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Nov 9, 2017
Anastasia added a favorite at What Matters Most Now
Nov 9, 2017
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I always tend to think positive even when I feel hopeless. I never see my glass half-empty - it's always half-full. In my life, I've been through thick and thin, yet I've always thought these difficulties were a blessing in disguise. My father used to tell me that a pessimist... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Anastasia
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Regardless of colour, race, religion, social status, nationality or ideology, our main purpose in life is to be happy. To me, happiness is subjective and relative to what each one of us expects in life. It's variable as it changes with age. In my childhood, happiness was playing with my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Anastasia